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Bienvenidos BBQ

August 25th, 2017 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Anna Comstock Hall (Latino Living Center)

Come meet students, faculty, and staff, and learn about the student organizations that are part of the Latina/o community. Sponsored by Latina/o Studies Program, Latino Living Center, and La Asociacion Latina....

Housing pathways, elective belonging, and family ties in middle class Chileans' housing choices, LASP Seminar Series

September 11th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Much of the research on culture and stratification has focused on cultural consumption. In contrast, this paper addresses the housing field, an important arena for the reproduction of social inequality. Models of housing choice often assume individuals are rational actors functioning in free markets. In contrast, scholars combining the concept of “housing pathways” with a Bourdieusian...

“The Woman in the Window: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts” by Sylvia Sellers Garcia, LASP Seminar Series

September 25th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Woman in the Window is the contextualized history of a sensational crime that took place in Guatemala in 1800. It draws on a cluster of related topics: social violence; the history of medicine; gender and sexuality; and early modern policing. It also draws on several narrative traditions: though researched in the archive and anchored in traditional historiography, the story is narrated in the...

South-North Cooperation? What Civil Society in U.S. Can Learn from Ecuador’s Civil Society in Times of Rising Populism , LASP Seminar Series

October 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Susan Appe will discuss her research on civil society-state relations in Ecuador over the course of the last ten years. In particular, she will outline the environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) during the years of President Rafael Correa’s presidency (2007 – 2017). The research assesses the parallels (and observes the differences) across the rhetoric and the context create...

The Writing of a Latin American Classic: The Political and Intellectual Origins of Sarmiento's Facundo, LASP Seminar Series

April 16th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Traditional explication of Facundo (1845) proposed that the Civilization vs. Barbarism dichotomy,  advanced in the book as the interpretative key of post independence Argentina, reflected Domingo F. Sarmiento's unique reading of major works from the European Enlightenment and Romanticism. The discovery of new sources used by Sarmiento, however, shows tha...

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